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Data Manipulation Language (DML) Statements (Transact-SQL)

Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview

Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

Data Manipulation Language (DML) is a vocabulary used to retrieve and work with data in SQL Server 2016. Use these statements to add, modify, query, or remove data from a SQL Server database.

The following table lists the DML statements that SQL Server uses.

The following table lists the clauses that are used in multiple DML statements or clauses.

Clause

Can be used in these statements

FROM (Transact-SQL)

DELETE, SELECT, UPDATE

Hints (Transact-SQL)

DELETE, INSERT, SELECT, UPDATE

OPTION Clause (Transact-SQL)

DELETE, SELECT, UPDATE

OUTPUT Clause (Transact-SQL)

DELETE, INSERT, MERGE, UPDATE

Search Condition (Transact-SQL)

DELETE, MERGE, SELECT, UPDATE

Table Value Constructor (Transact-SQL)

FROM, INSERT, MERGE

TOP (Transact-SQL)

DELETE, INSERT, MERGE, SELECT, UPDATE

WHERE (Transact-SQL)

DELETE, SELECT, UPDATE

WITH common_table_expression (Transact-SQL)

DELETE, INSERT, MERGE, SELECT, UPDATE

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